Friday Five – Take Me, Baby, or Leave Me

Songbird writes…Although written by a young man, the song Take Me, Baby, or Leave Me from “Rent” became an anthem for women of a certain age ready to be taken on their own terms. Maureen and Joanne love each other, but they are *very* different.

Whether it’s new friends or new loves or new employers, what are five things people should know about you?

1. I love coffee. I don’t usually “love” inanimate objects, but there is something about the taste of coffee, hot and black, that makes my day. It’s not the caffeine either…I just enjoy the taste of a great cup of coffee. My favorite beans come from the Leelanau Coffee guys in Northern MI.

2. I was born to worship. Leading worship is what I love most about being a pastor. And it doesn’t matter whether we are using a full liturgy or a more praise-oriented service. I enjoy leading it all. I especially cherish presiding over the sacraments of baptism and holy communion.

3. I am at home on or near the water. Inland lake or river, or ocean. I relax, sleep better, and as a rule thrive when I am on the water. In retirement, I want to live aboard our 33′ cruiser and cruise the Intercoastal, but my husband says he won’t live where he can’t have a tool shed. Rats!

4. I enjoy cooking as an expression of creativity. I like to try new recipes, rather than repeat the “old faithfuls”. This week I tried my hand at Beef Bolognese sauce for calzones and lasagna. The fam says its a “keeper”. And it will be, ’til I find a recipe that intrigues me even more!

5. I have more clothes than I need. In part, because I spent awhile (and a few dollars) trying to find my own personal style, and trying in vain to fit into one size. Oh well, if we ever live on the boat, I’ll get rid of a lot of my clothes and the Captain can divest himself of a lot of tools 🙂


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Silent
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 15:49:00

    I have more clothes than I need too–and still have no style. I hope you found yours!


  2. Songbird
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 16:13:00

    I love coffee, too, a lot.


  3. Jan
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 17:05:00

    That you love worship is a wonderful attribute for a pastor. Too many clothes here, too. I don’t have much of a style at all, but at least I don’t have to preach every week.


  4. Sally
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 18:18:00

    I have more clothes than I need, and I need to have a serious de-clutter- soon, but first I’ll put the coffee on


  5. Rev Honey
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 20:04:00

    ahhh…women after my own heart!


  6. MperiodPress
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 23:16:00

    Funny, I almost included in my own post something about the fact that the first sip of coffee in the morning is one of my greatest, simplest joys! And to love leading worship! How lucky can a congregation be??Thanks for the post!


  7. revsue
    Jan 30, 2009 @ 21:16:00

    I have just discovered the RevGalBlogPals blog and now have found this!I have to surf the Internet more I guess. I also love the first sip of coffee in the mornings, preferably sitting on the porch of my lakeside cottage. I also have way too many clothes and love them all.


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